NEW YORK -- The New York Yankees are inching closer toward clinching a wild-card spot for the second straight season. They also want to be the home team for the one-game playoff while giving certain players some rest.
With those things in mind, the Yankees continue a three-game series with the Baltimore Orioles on Saturday afternoon at Yankee Stadium.
"Our guys know what time it is," Yankees GM Brian Cashman said. "Not that they've ever slacked off or cut back. We know all eyes are on us -- always -- and at the end of the day, it's postseason baseball in front of us and we've got to secure that first and foremost, and we want to host the wild-card game if at all possible."